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  • John Harbaugh on his RB situation: “As much as we run the ball, I think it’s pretty clear that you want to have multiple backs. One guy can’t carry the ball 40-plus times. We need them to be fresh, and they need to be rolling. It’s going to always be that [way] with this offense”
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  • John Harbaugh on CB Marlon Humphrey, who practiced Friday but is dealing with a groin injury: “We’ll have to watch the tape and talk to Ron [Medlin, head certified athletic trainer] and just kind of see how – and Marlon, of course – and see how he looked and how he felt.”
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  • Lamar Jackson still learning risk, reward and rules of running https://t.co/tjNjKzclUs
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  • Something that has probably not gone overlooked by Ravens: In Week 16, Baltimore has to travel cross country to play the Chargers on shortened week (it’s a Saturday night game). By playing tonight, the Chargers get three extra days of rest.
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  • That means the expectation is Gordon will play against the Ravens next week ...
    Melvin Gordon will not play tonight. The decision literally came down to post-pregame warmup. Per source, the benefit of an additional 10 days rest was too hard to ignore. Expect him to go in Week 16.
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  • Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey and OL Alex Lewis miss Thursday’s practice. SS Tony Jefferson, DB Anthony Levine and CB Tavon Young return.
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  • Ravens OC Marty Mornhinweg on Joe Flacco handling the role of backup: "Make no mistake about it, he's a great preparation man. He will be prepared, and the one thing we briefly talked about was 'You're going to have to keep yourself warm on the sideline.'"
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  • On Bucs QB Jameis Winston, Ravens DC Wink Martindale said: "We don't want him to extend plays with his athleticism. I know sometimes it gets back to, 'Yeah, I know, Custer had a plan, too.' But we want to try to keep him in the pocket."
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  • Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey (groin) is not practicing for a second straight day and G Alex Lewis was not on the field after being limited yesterday. SS Tony Jefferson (ankle), CB Tavon Young (groin) and DB Anthony Levine (ankle) all returned after missing the previous day.
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  • In most humbling moment, Joe Flacco handles benching with class https://t.co/Dx0cVIuJfX
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